The Recruits

Recruits – plural noun – “a person newly enlisted in the Freestyle Now squad  and not yet fully trained.” 

Every young radster must start somewhere. The recruits is just that place. Younger shredders who show the potential to roll out the rad, being inclusive, show the potential to be good role models and the ability to progress up the ladder of radness, one day could become a full Freestyle Now squad member.
So many young shredders say they want to be sponsored but none really understand what then means. Sponsorship is a two way deal, the rider promotes the brand, and the brand helps the rider. Too many young guns think that they just get product and that’s it, they don’t understand how the sponsorship treadmill works. For Freestyle Now, the recruit’s squad is the chance to help out young shredders but also to help them educate others what sponsorship is all about.
If you think you have the potential to be on the recruits then then contact Freestyle Now with your info.

CJ MartinezKaree FurneyvallNaotada YamadaTaj Hamilton – Ethan Rowland

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CJ Martinez – Skateboard

Date of Birth – April 2005
Supported by – Akienheads skateshop
Resides 
– Perth
Specialty
 – Skateboarding
Freestyle Now recruits squad member since
– September 2016
Started skating
 – 2009
Main type of riding
 – Anything with vertical terrain at skateparks
Favorite place to ride
 – Kinross
How did you get into skateboarding?
– When I was little my dad taught me and got me into my first comp when I was five. I got third place.

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Karee Furneyvall – Scooter

Date of Birth – January 2000
Supported by  – Freestyle Now
Resides – Perth
Specialty – Scooter and all round awesome person
Freestyle Now squad member since – Recruits August 2017
Started riding – On and off since 2011
Main type of riding – Skatepark
Favorite place to ride – High Wycombe skatepark
How did you get into riding scooter? – Saw a video on YouTube in 2010

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Naotada Yamada – BMX Flatland (Japan)

Date of Birth – December 2006
Supported by
Freestyle Now
Resides
Osaka Japan
Specialty –
Flatland bmx
Freestyle Now recruits squad member since –
November 2017 
Started riding –
2012. I was 6 years old.
Main type of riding –
Flatland
Favourite place to ride –
Nagai park in Osaka Japan
How did you get into riding?
I happened to watch bmx flatland on a TV program. l fell in love with bmx at that time.

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Taj Hamilton – BMX

Date of Birth – September 2006
Supported by – C&C roofing, Olly ventures clothing co & Freestyle Now
Resides – Perth, Western Australia
Specialty – Riding jumps that are way bigger than he is, infectious smile, anything that involves removing his feet from the pedals and all round being a rad kid
Started riding – Around 5 years of age
Main type of riding – dirt / park
Favourite place to ride – collie pipeline for dirt and High Wycombe skatepark
How did you get into riding? – My dad got me into it and i have been addicted to bmx ever since.

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Ethan Rowland – Scooter

Date of Birth – November 2005
Supported by – Freestyle Now
Resides – Perth
Specialty – Scooters
Started riding – Have always been riding scooters but started practicing tricks at 9yrs (1st trick – tail whip flat) and entered my first scooter competition at 10yrs
Main type of riding – Park
Favourite place to ride – Wanneroo and Leederville
How did you get into riding? – Hanging out with friends on our scooters and one trick led to another. Dad and I built a quarter pipe so I could practice at home.

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CJ MartinezKaree FurneyvallNaotada YamadaTaj Hamilton – Ethan Rowland

Shaun Jarvis
Jason Parker
Dylan Schmidt
David Pinelli
Paul Chamberlain
Tanh Ga
Lee Kirkman
Dez Maarsen
Ben Thomas
Matt Adkins
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